This week in Shorashim, we learned the names of chayot (animals) and imagined filling up a great big ark like in the story of Noah.
Morah Miriam: Is our ark full and ready to go?
Boy 1: Not yet! We need to get as many on as we can!
Morah Miriam: Like this peel? (Holding up a toy elephant.)
Boy 2: That won’t fit! And it’s even little! You’d need such a huge ark to fit a big elephant.
Morah Miriam: How big should our ark be?
Boy 2: Bigger then a blue whale! Bigger then a white shark! Bigger then this whole room.
The Shorashim-ers were excited to use their knowledge of animals big and small to bring our imaginary ark to life.